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Two Shoes Cottage

Sourton near Sourton Down, Devon (Ref. 1128648)


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Gail

    “The smell of damp in the main bedroom was strong and made the room feel uncomfortable.”

    As you opened the kitchen cupboards the damp smell was over bearing. The en-suite bath is really not suitable even though it is as stated it really does need a door for privacy. The upstairs lounge was fabulous and the saving grace. The owner was lovely and very helpful.

    As you opened the kitchen cupboards the damp smell was over bearing. The en-suite bath is really not suitable even though it is as stated it really does need a door for privacy. The upstairs lounge was fabulous and the saving grace. The owner was lovely and very helpful.

    - Gail, June 2024

    Thank you for your comments. We went into the bedroom at the end of your stay and could not smell any damp. It is an old stone cottage and if not aired by using the bathroom extractor fan and opening the windows in the mornings, humidity can build up. The kitchen cupboard in the corner just needed an airing as it is closed all the time. In the property summary information, it is clearly stated that it is a hip bath and you can see the curtain in the photos. Children love the bath and think it's fun! Property Owner


  • Two ground-floor bedrooms (approached via two steps): 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV and en-suite with hip bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, bidet and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • 3 TVs, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with lawn and patio and a low level fence, BBQ (bring your own charcoal) table and chairs and furniture
  • Large shed for storing bikes (not secure)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Staircase up to gallery area has steep steps, please ensure children and pets are supervised at all times
  • Note: Two Shoes Cottage features traditional stone flooring which by its nature can be uneven, plus steps between the living area and bedrooms
  • Note: Due to the convenient location of the property near an A road, some road noise may be heard.

The property

Sourton Down 1.3 miles.

Two Shoes Cottage is an appealing, two-bedroom holiday home located in Sourton, a little village on the outskirts of the Dartmoor National Park in the picturesque county of Devon.

This home welcomes four guests and two dogs for a tranquil, rural retreat to the Devonshire countryside with tasteful, rustic décor, a well-presented, open-plan living area, and fantastic proximity to nearby amenities and attractions.

Make yourself at home in your new lodgings by whipping up a tasty, home-cooked meal in the fully-equipped kitchen area. Then, settle down to enjoy your culinary creations with your loved ones at the dining table or gathered on the spacious corner sofa while watching a film on the TV, all the while being kept warm and cosy by the crackling embers of a woodburning stove. Alternatively choose to settle in the first floor living space (with larger TV), approached via the mezzanine library area: enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding countryside or watch the sun set over Bodmin Moor.

In the evening, retire to one of the two inviting bedrooms, one of which is a super king-size with an en-suite bathroom, where you can relax and get ready for a welcome night's sleep.

Outside you'll find a pretty cottage garden with flower beds, plus a small lawn and patio area, accessed via the lower ground floor.

You can take a break from cooking by visiting one of the nearby country pubs that serve home-cooked meals, or you can visit the market town of Okehampton. There is a bus stop just outside the property with regular buses to Okehampton and Tavistock, a world heritage site with a popular pannier market. Okehampton is a charming town best known for its impressive Okehampton Castle, as well as the scenic Meldon Viaduct and Nine Maidens stones circle.

The cottage is an ideal base for exploring Dartmoor National Park with a variety of walks, including the West Devon Way, Dartmoor Way and Two Castles Way just across the road. There is also the option of cycling and walking along the Granite Way and local walks to Lydford and surrounding villages.

Exeter, a charming and historic city worth visiting, is within easy reach by car, train and bus and a great place for exploring and shopping, with a variety of boutiques and high-street stores to browse.

Make Two Shoes Cottage your home base for any activities you decide to partake in while visiting Devon.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1103740, together sleeping 8 guests.

Palmers Farm Cottages

Palmers Farm Cottages is a collection of two cottage properties resting in the small village of Sourton, near Sourton Down, Devon. Offering off-road parking, well-presented living spaces, good access to nearby amenities, and superb views of the surrounding countryside, this pair of holiday properties is perfect for families or couples sharing, seeking a relaxing, self-catered stay in the heart of Devon, with the nearby Dartmoor National Park providing a wealth of exciting landmarks and locations to visit during your stay, including Wheal Betsy, Yes Tor, Norsworthy Bridge and Wistman's Wood. If you don't fancy cooking one evening, The Highwayman Inn serves traditional and vegan pub fare, whilst the Bearslake Inn, Dartmoor Inn or The Fox and Hounds towards Lydford offer a greater variety of dining options, or you could drive into Okehampton (just 10 minutes by car). A brief drive from Sourton in the opposite direction will take you to Launceston, where visitors can find the serene grounds of Coronation Park, pick up a pie or two from the Pie Stop, or even spend a day having fun at the Trethorne Leisure Park, which is just west of the town.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Meldon 1.7 miles; Okehampton 3.7 miles; Lydford 5.2 miles.

Sourton Down is a small hamlet resting on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. There is a Shell garage which serves takeaway food and sells essentials, there is also the The Pump & Pedal pub and a bike hire shop. The nearby town of Okehampton is home to the ruins of a medieval castle which offers tours, walking paths & picnic spots with gorgeous flowers, as well as the Museum of Dartmoor Life which is set in a quaint 19th century mill. There is also a golf club, a train station and ample shops, bars and eateries which make for a great day out. Nearby Meldon offers a fascinating quarry, viaduct and reservoir and good paths up to Yes Tor. Sourton Down offers easy access to the Black-a-Tor hiking area, and being based between two A-roads, there is also great access to the rest of Devon via car. Also worth the visit is the Saxton town of Lydford, which has lots of history; from ruins of an English Heritage castle to the National Trust Lydford Gorge which offers woodlands trails and a waterfall.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas